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Tuesday, 05 September 2017 10:40

PrEP dosage for women

Research presented at the International AIDS Society Conference in Paris (July 2017) suggested that intermittent oral PrEP may not be adequate to prevent HIV transmission during vaginal sex. Six to seven doses a week may be required, as described in NAM article. Read...

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 21:15

PrEP tool

In the runup to IAS2017 WHO launched a new PrEP implementation tool. This signals the shift that everyone has been talking about - the shift from pilots and demonstration programmes to broader implementation. Read more...

Thursday, 22 June 2017 17:39


SANAC launched the region's first LGBTI HIV plan  on June 14 at the Durban AIDS conference. The plan provides guidance on tackling the growing HIV epidemic among LGBTI. For those not familiar with AIDS parlance LGBTI stands for lesbian, gay, bisexial, transgender and intersex and refers to the way people identify themselves, rather than behaviours. Read more about the plan.

Monday, 12 June 2017 18:08


EHPSA is attending the 8th SA AIDS Conference, "The Long Walk to Prevention: Every Voice Counts". Several EHPSA-funded researchers are presenting papers and posters, so watch this space. Follow us on Twitter and read our blog every day.

Thursday, 18 May 2017 15:50

EHPSA Bulletin 5

Read about progress being made by the research programmes and all the latest programme news in the new EHPSA Bulletin here...

Friday, 31 March 2017 14:15

PrEP for MSM in SA

Can the PrEP rollout for South Africa's MSM be coming soon? Mail and Guardian reports that from April 1, MSM will be able to get PrEP in three clinics. The progress made in this clinic will inform a national rollout later in the year.


Tuesday, 07 March 2017 10:13

Prevention News 17

EHPSA's latest newsletter is now available. It looks at a new MSM survey in Malawi, KPs in the draft SA National Strategic Plan, CROI highlights on Africa and more. Read...


Wednesday, 18 January 2017 16:04

Prevention News 16

Read about the latest adolescent research on cash transfers, the new trial on long-acting injectables and much more. Download...

Thursday, 05 January 2017 12:26

Mzantsi Wakho review

Mzantsi Wakho is the largest known community-traced study of HIV-positive adolescents. EHPSA supports their research on preventing onward transmission of HIV.  Read about their astonishingly busy year in this four-page review.

Friday, 25 November 2016 15:13

Prevention News 14

Prevention News 14 features a Cochrane review of school-based interventions, PrEP adovcacy for MSM in Zambia, crime and no punishment in SA prisons and much much more. Read...

Thursday, 27 October 2016 10:27

Prevention News 13

The latest edition of our newsletter Prevention News is now available. For research and information on structural drivers and social protection for adolescents, access to health and HIV services in Zambian correctional facilities and a new fund to support LGBTI groups in hostile environments, and much much more... click here.

Friday, 07 October 2016 12:50

Adolescent Technical Forum

EHPSA's Adolescent Technical Forum was held in Cape Town on 19-20 September. Over 60 participants gathered from all over the eastern and southern Africa region to discuss issues related to preventing HIV among adolescents. The meeting report, presentations and photos are now available. More...

Thursday, 01 September 2016 15:19

Treatment for all in SA

From today all HIV-positive South Africans are eligible for free antiretroviral therapy in the public health system. Previously only people with CD4 500 or less were eligibile for ART.

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 10:43

PrEP in court

The UK high court has ruled that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) can be legally funded by the National Health Service (NHS).

Thursday, 21 July 2016 21:10

Elton John and Prince Harry

Elton John passed the baton to Prince Harry at a packed session of the 21st International AIDS Conference today, Thursday July 22.

Monday, 18 July 2016 16:32

Transgender HIV

There is little systematic data on HIV among transgender women in Africa but some studies have shown that they are 49 times more likely to be HIV-positive than the general population.

Thursday, 16 June 2016 12:29

New fund for KPs

PEPFAR has launched a $100 million Key Population Investment Fund to expand access to HIV prevention and treatment for key populations, including men who have sex with men, sex workers, prisoners and people who inject drugs.

Friday, 13 May 2016 13:00

SA Test and Treat

South Africa has adopted the WHO HIV treatment guidelines that recommend ARVs for people who are diagnosed HIV positive, regardless of CD4 count.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 09:27

SA prisoners get treatment

More than 91% of South African inmates have been tested for HIV says Department of Correctional services. Of these 97.95% are on antiretroviral therapy. TB cure rate is 85.5%.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016 09:12

Treatment progress

Early findings from the PopART study of the impact of a test-and-treat strategy on antiretroviral treatment coverage and HIV incidence show promising results. The study in South Africa and Zambia shows that after one round of household-based testing, linkage to care and offer of immediate antiretroviral treatment, 90% of adults knew their HIV status and 71% of adults diagnosed with HIV were on treatment.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 17:55

TasP in prisons

EHPSA's first Technical Forum on HIV Prevention in Prisons was held in Lusaka from March 14 to March 16, 2016. The forum covered a range of issues with speakers from seven countries in eastern and southern Africa. The final day focussed on Treatment as Prevention TasP. 

Thursday, 28 January 2016 12:52

VMMC Malawi

A new qualitative study by EHPSA partner, World Bank, explores barriers and facilitators of VMMC in Malawi. Age, ethnicity and social networks are all important factors.

Monday, 18 January 2016 10:52

New advisory body for MSM

A new advisory body, the Global Platform to Fast-Track HIV Responses among Gay Men, Bisexual Men and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men (Global Platform), held its first meeting was convened by UNAIDS and the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) in Geneva, Switzerland, on 12 and 13 January.

The Global Platform is convened by UNAIDS and the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF. Through the Global Platform, members will provide strategic advice to United Nations agencies and other stakeholders on HIV programme needs and priorities for gay men and other men who have sex with men to urgently address the rising HIV epidemic worldwide among this population

Thursday, 03 December 2015 10:53

SA: treatment good, prevention a disaster

South Africa has made incredible strides in providing antiretroviral treatment but new infection rates, particularly among young women, remain frightening, says a World AIDS Day article in The Conversation.

Tuesday, 01 December 2015 10:29

World AIDS Day

Read the daily EHPSA blog on ICASA, and follow all the news and in-depth articles on HIV this week on EHPSA's Facebook site

Friday, 13 November 2015 12:55

MSM services

Article in The Conversation by EHPSA grantee, Dr Adamson Muula. “ Providing prisoners, sex workers, adolescents and men who have sex with men with sexual and reproductive health services has been advocated by the World Health Organisation and the United Nations and several other international bodies.

Thursday, 15 October 2015 02:00

Political economy of HIV prevention

A special issue of the journal Review of African Political Economy (ROAPE, Volume 42, Issue 145, 2015) looks critically at accepted ideas around biomedical and structural interventions for HIV prevention. Authors argue for a political economy of HIV prevention - an analytical approach grounded in an understanding of broader factors that affect patterns of intimacy, illness and health provision.

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 02:00

Schooling and HIV

Research study finds a link between additional secondary school attendance and HIV in Botswana. The researchers used policy reform to identify the causal effect of length of schooling on new HIV infections.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 02:00

EHPSA Fellowship Scheme

EHPSA invites Expressions of Interest for the EHPSA Fellowship Scheme.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 02:00

EHPSA symposium

EHPSA's first regional symposium was held in Durban on June 8-9.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 02:00

Annual Review

The EHPSA programme scored an A (outputs met expectations) in its first annual review, which was conducted by DFID on April 13-17.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 02:00

EoIs shortlisted

Prevention experts met in Pretoria on December 10th and 11th and finalised a shortlist of applications to the Regional Research and Innovation Fund.

Monday, 27 October 2014 02:00

EOIs received

105 Expressions of Interest (EOIs) were received from organisations across the region. Nineteen HIV prevention experts will review these proposals and a short list will be invited to submit full proposals in mid-December.

Thursday, 23 October 2014 02:00

Expression of Interest

The date for submitting responses to the request for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the Research Fund is now closed.

Tuesday, 07 October 2014 02:00

Response to EOI queries

The response to the first round of queries to the Call for Expressions of Interest is now available.  

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Thursday, 17 July 2014 02:00

Steering Board

The first project Advisory Board meeting took place in Johannesburg on September 4.

Friday, 18 July 2014 02:00

Expressions of Interest

Expressions of Interest for the Research Fund opened on September 18, 2014.

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